Also known as extension tables, butterfly leaf tables are helpful solutions for small kitchens and dining rooms. Traditional dining room tables can take up a lot of space, and if you don’t have the dining space adequate for that size table, tables with self storing leaves are the perfect choice. Rather than settling for a tiny table, where you couldn’t accommodate guests on holidays or special occasions, you can use a butterfly leaf table to allow for more seating whenever you need it!
Now there’s really no reason to hesitate before extending an open invitation for your friends and relatives to gather around the table at your house. Just pull out the extra leaf! Back in the day, we had to store extra leaves for our old oak dining table down in the basement. But today’s tables with self storing leaves let you neatly and conveniently tuck them away under the table top. It’s so easy to insert them, and then tuck them away after company has gone home.
So how do tables with self storing leaves work?
For a visual demonstration, take a look at the video above and see how easy it is to use a butterfly leaf table. They have a section in the center that can be self stored when not in use at large gatherings. The tables open easily with a single self equalizing, ball bearing extension leaf. The self storing butterfly leaf mechanism allows for single handed operation to easily expand or close the table in a matter of seconds!
Where can I find butterfly leaf extension tables?
We have several beautiful, solid wood tables with self storing leaves. Browse a selection of our favorites below:
Do you think extension tables might be the solution to your space conundrum? If not, let us know what you do to save space in the dining room by leaving us a comment!
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